Question: What happens when you surrender your Indian passport?

Once you acquire foreign citizenship you have to surrender your last Indian passport to Indian Consulate for cancellation. Consulate will cancel it and returned to you along with a ‘Renunciation/Surrender Certificate’ issued by Consulate.

How much does it cost to surrender Indian passport in UK?

You are not required to pay any Fee for surrendering your passport. VFS will charge you £7.44 (Inc. VAT) for the service so the total fee is £29.44.

Should I surrender my Indian passport?

Under Indian law, Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), who have acquired foreign citizenship are required to surrender their Indian passports to the nearest Indian Mission/Post immediately after acquisition of foreign citizenship. … They must however get their Indian Passport, whether already expired or not, duly cancelled.

What happens if I don’t surrender my Indian passport?

You will be fined if you travel using your Indian passport after taking the oath of citizenship. You cannot apply for regular Indian tourist visa or OCI if you do not have surrender certificate.

Can I apply OCI and surrender certificate together?

Q. Can I apply for OCI and Visa to together? A. No it is not advisable, as both are separate applications.

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How can I get surrender certificate for Indian passport?

A: You can download the Surrender Certificate printable application form through the ‘Forms and Affidavits Corner’ section -> Print Application Form link of Passport Seva Online Portal (

Can you get your Indian citizenship back after renouncing?

If you give up Indian citizenship you can apply instead for an OCI card which you can hold alongside your foreign nationality. … If you want to reclaim your Indian citizenship after renouncing it, you can do so by fulfilling a residency requirement and applying.

Can I surrender my Indian passport without British passport?

It should be noted that producing the original copy of the Indian passport is a must to obtain the passport surrender certificate. However, if you have lost or misplaced the Indian passport, you can apply for a Renunciation Declaration.

Can I travel to India without surrendering my Indian passport?

If you do not have proof of Renunciation (either a Renunciation Certificate or Cancelled Stamp due to acquisition of Foreign Nationality), you will have to apply for the same before you can get your Visa / OCI card application sent to the Consulate.

How can I surrender my passport online?

Login to the Passport Seva Online Portal with the registered Login Id.

Step 1 Register through the Passport Seva Online Portal. (Click on “Register Now” link on the Home Page).
Step 3 Click “Apply for Surrender Certificate” link.
Step 4 Fill in the required details in the form and submit.
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